Thursday, May 01, 2014

Today's Blind Items - The Money Is Gone

In the not too distant past this television actor was A list. It can be argued that he was A+. Not a great actor, but his show was a huge hit. Because of the show he landed a couple of easy big movie paychecks for movies that sucked. Money was rolling in for this actor. Millions of dollars a year. At the same time all the money was coming in though he was gambling it all away. He didn't worry though because there would always be another season or another movie paycheck. He just kept gambling and losing and kept chasing that big score at casinos. He was at casinos a lot. Part of his job was to go to casinos so it gave him the perfect excuse to be there. Not that long ago his show ended its run and so did the huge paychecks. He still gets checks but they are much smaller. He has tried his hand at other shows but none of them stuck. No one wants to give him a movie. He actually has to hustle to make a buck now and needs to do it because those tens of millions of dollars are gone and now he only owns his house and is very low on cash. He still hasn't stopped gambling, but he just gambles with much smaller amounts.

60 comments:

sandybrook said...

Tim Allen? Stand up comedy in casinos in AC and Lost Wages and other places.

Renoblondee said...

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Candyland said...

Josh Duhamel?

MontanaMarriott said...

Someone from the NBC show Las Vegas?

MontanaMarriott said...

I thought JD but doesn't Fergie have BEP as well as her own money?

Janzy75 said...

I was thinking a Friends actor

MISCH said...

Sorry but I don't feel anything for him, except that he's a jackass

Tricia Shaw said...

James caan.

Tricia Shaw said...

Friend of my family lotta years..
Kinda never changes

caroline david said...

An idiot who never will change?

sandybrook said...

Yeah Tricia hes a work but hes been broke since the 80s. He blew a fortune and a career back then.

Simon said...

Tim Allen has a tv show, Last man Standing right now so has a paycheck.

leemonada76 said...

Corbin bernsen

Moxie Girl said...

Tim Allen is an excellent guess. But wait, now that I think about it, the money he made and no doubt continues to make from the Toy Story franchise must be endless

Count Jerkula said...

Artie Lange

Simon said...

Michael chiklis. Was in Vegas TV show and had "reason to be in casinos." Was def A list at one point.

Famefatale81 said...

Adrien grenier?

Guildish said...

What about George Lopez?

Simon said...

Ahhh george Lopez excellent guess, Guildish!

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texas rose said...

Mathew Fox from Lost was first one that came to mind.

msgirl said...

If it's Lopez I'm happy what an ass!

texas rose said...

Lopez has a new show and could do his act in vegas for big $$$. Don't think it is him.

Wen said...

Steve Carell???

Amy said...

Topher Grace is all I got.

D Brown said...

Pivan?

sugarbread maker said...

tim allen or george lopez

Jessica Larson said...

James Cann?

Tim & George both have shows & still do stand up.

Josh is still getting movies, & he does have Fergie & her $.

The Real Dragon said...

Some one from Lost

Becca Parker said...

Can't be Allen. He has a TV show, the Pure Michigan TV ads [probably seen only in the Midwest] & Chevy voiceovers.
He's filthy rich & will stay that way!

Evil Kumquat said...

Residual checks aren't exactly the same as a $10 million paycheck.

Slim Peachy said...

It's Lopez. He has a massive gambling and drinking problem. He does his stand up act on casino tours now, so he can gamble all the time he is not at work.

Kno Won Uno said...

If he owns his house free & clear, I'm having trouble summoning up sympathy. I will forever be a paycheck to paycheck person.

MollyMo said...

Hugh Laurie- House

Peter said...

Me too. Matthew Perry has addiction issues but idk about gambling. He was also in a few movies.

Steven O said...

Matthew Perry.

trudi said...

@texas rose ...I'm pretty sure I read that Lopez's new show has already been cancelled.

julie has opinions said...

Jim Belushi

warmislandsun said...

KEVIN JAMES

B626 said...

chrisTOPHER grace

julie has opinions said...

Kevin James is a good guess too. I was thinking someone that does stand up would be at casinos performing. Jim Belushi, Tim Allen (though he has a new show and residuals from Pixar), even Tom Arnold.

Jeri said...

Kiefer S

S said...

The Hoff?

EvieShackles said...

Fraiser

Paint Chips said...

I am going to say Ray Romano because there have always been stories about his gambling issues.

auntliddy said...

Trisha, that's who I thought of.

auntliddy said...

P chips- really? Huh.

PS said...

But Ray Ramano is absolutely not hurting for cash. Besides making endless money for his series, his movies, those little ones called Ice Age 1 thru 4 were MASSIVE hits.

cricket said...

Isn't Romano in Parenthood?

Runswithscissors said...

Not Ray Romano, he inveted well.

Not Hugh Laurie, he's been in the business (UK side) for a Lin time and is extremely smart (Cambridge educated), knows how to take care of his money.

Kelsey Grammer is stinking rich, don't know how, but he is.

Like the George Lopez, there's another blind where he ruined his friendship and business with Sandra bullock, they were producing partners for stuff, I can see how he lost a lot of money there, women, gambling and drinking, shoot, he is even doing standup in the casinos at the Nevada-Arizona border for f's sakes.

Melissa of Grand Island said...

Totally George Lopez

Jade Knickerboxers said...

George is funny but quite the lowlife, his wife gave him one of her kidneys so he could get off dialysis, drinking to the point of passing out? He's burning that good kidney up fast!

Snootches said...

My guess too Amy

Anna Olivares said...

I was thinking maybe Matthew Perry, but George Lopez seems to make much more sense.

Zilla said...

The kid that starred in Malcolm In The Middle? Frankie Muniz?

73emerald said...

William Petersen. Only known for CSI.LV. Spent lots of time is casinos.

Henriette said...

Can't be Tim Allen. He's set for life with residuals from Home Improvement and the Toy Story franchise. Plus, he has a contract with Disney to do their commercials for Disneyland as the voice of Buzz Lightyear.

Henriette said...

I think this is George Lopez too.

Trilby said...

+1

di butler said...

Nope, Matty Perry has a net worth well over 60K.

Jimmy Beushi